…And while the whole process is absolutely positive and so it has to be, the trainees will have noticed that when the initial wave of enthusiasm and the first very strong feeling passes, things slowly begin to slack and the trainee seems to return gradually to his former condition. When we say former condition, we don’t mean that he recreates the blocking, neither cancels the job done, but he looks like returning in a status of doubt.
He begins to have thoughts like “probably what has happened won’t last for long and he will return to his former condition”, “that he is a type of man that can’t make it”, “that it is too good to be true” etc. It looks like the window of “releasing” that has been achieved through exercise, begins slowly to blur.
But why is this happening? The answer is that it begins to take back the rein, which it usually has during the biggest part of our everyday life. Its name is Inner Critic…
…The subconscious is the loyal servant who effectuates any request of the conscious mind. Certainly we know that not every conscious thought is carried into effect, but it seems like a choice is being made, and only the thoughts deemed as important and believable are promoted to be carried into effect.
Who makes this choice? As you may already have guessed, it is the Inner Critic, whose main job is to control the movement towards and from the subconscious. Which are the criteria to do this job? It is the system of values-beliefs that has created in all his life…
…Thus, according to its upbringing, its influences from its family, society, religion, political and economical system etc, it has created a value system, an inner “Legislation” based on which it is decided what will be allowed to enter the subconscious and what not, as well as what the subconscious will allow to come to the surface of awareness of the conscious mind…
Based on the hierarchy of the inner legislation, the most important beliefs are usually the oldest. Those beliefs are automatically and almost permanently attached to the subconscious, because of our thorough familiarity with them. That is why many times there is the misunderstanding that the subconscious is responsible for them, e.g. we say “your subconscious beliefs”. This not quite right· it just highlights that the Inner Critic recognizes them as so important that puts them permanently in the subconscious so to be carried into effect. The subconscious alone is by nature neutral and doesn’t choose any belief.
The Inner Critic is it which runs off the whole control. This is the reason why hypnosis, the subconscious messages, the subconscious suggestions and the rest of the methods that mainly try to put the conscious mind “to sleep”, (namely to get round the Inner Critic and directly program the subconscious) don’t’ have any success, at least of great stability and permanence. It is not that they fail to get into the subconscious and apply the program there. The problem lies somewhere else. All these methods of relaxing with slow music, soothing narratives that carry you in another state, etc, manage with great success to put the Inner Critic temporarily in sleep and thus apply the program they desire.
The problem however is that the subconscious, soon afterwards, will do what is being asked to do by the new programming or the subconscious suggestions, the positive affirmations etc, that is to bring the new message to the surface. But then comes the Inner Critic and takes action since we live and act in our inner world through the coordination offered by the conscious mind (the inner critic is a very important aspect of it). The conscious mind checks the new message, adjudge if it is compatible or not with the “Legislation” and decides whether allow his influence to continue or completely reject it or leave it simply to exist, however reducing significantly its power and in fact inactivating it.
To use an example, imagine you use some method and temporarily get round the Inner Critic (always temporarily, because its nature is to control, unless if someone can permanently be in a state of altered consciousness, something extremely difficult for an ordinary man) and give a suggestion to yourself. For instance, “I am rich, I live my life in a sense of wealth and abundance and I am absolutely sure and confident that I will always have plenty of money” or something like that.
At the end of the exercise you have a sense of lifting and you really feel the truth of the new state. You are in a state of altered consciousness where you feel rich. Thus, with this sense you go to buy something you wanted for yourself for sometime now, but you were hesitating because you didn’t think your financial state could allow you to do this. Then the Inner Critic will take action and tell you “what are you doing, we don’t have enough money to afford this” or “you mustn’t buy this” for x reasons.
If you are in the altered consciousness state, where the Inner Critic is half-asleep and can’t fully take over his tasks, you will be able to make the purchase. But if it has time to “recover” he will stop you. Or if it recovers after the purchase, he will create remorse and guilt (the famous buyer’ s remorse) we all have experienced after enthusiastic purchases). That is why the advertisers are trying through advertisements to affect you directly and strongly, in order to artificially create a state of enthusiasm about the product (through enthusiasm they put the consumer in an altered consciousness state and thus temporarily inhibit the Inner Critic).
We all have experienced the mood generated e.g. in shopping malls during Christmas with all the festive music and decoration. In fact, what is happening is an organized effort to put you in a mood of joy and enthusiasm (namely of altered consciousness), in order not so much to make the consumers happy, but more in order to inhibit the function of the Inner Critic and thus to open the wallets more easily.
Also, the advertisers know that the Inner Critic’s inhibition is only temporary and by one way or another he will control the affect of the advertising or accept another influence and will be detached. This is the reason why the advertisement is constantly repeated and huge amounts of money are invested to it. And while for the advertisers even one temporarily period of inhibition of the Inner Critic is enough to achieve the sale of the products promoted, it is not enough at all for the inner change which will have a permanent character.
If just one suggestion could be preserved in the subconscious with just one effort, the advertisers wouldn’t have any reason to repeat and renew their advertisements and spent so much money. The reason for this is the function of the Inner Critic as it was explained above. This is the same reason that all methods leading to a personal change based on inhibiting the Inner Critic, can’t finally bring permanent changes, but only changes already close to what the Inner Critic considered as real.
For example, if you already believe that you are a sedulous and active person with skills, if you put yourself in the belief that you deserve to be the manager in your job, is something that the Inner Critic won’t argue (he can, for instance, distinguish some objective difficulties in terms of conditions prevailing at that time in your job and thus retain some doubts, though in fact he will accept your suggestion and will promote it to the subconscious in order to realize it). The problem is when you want to make a change far from what the “Legislation” of the Inner Critic considers as real.
Something else happens as well, which functions falsely in several people and the detection of which demands an experience on the personal change and development issue. All methods referred above, which in fact aim to inhibit the Inner Critic, usually succeed in matters of fear (e.g. arachnophobia, other animal phobias, water-phobia, fear of heights etc.) which at first sight seem very difficult and intense and their cure impresses the other people. However, psychologically, they are simple and not complicated at all.
I’ll explain what simple means. Arachnophobia is usually an irrational result of a natural fear someone acquired at young age, but it is not usually psychologically related to other aspects of human life. Usually, to get such a phobia, an initial trauma, a single traumatic event is enough. But the man who has arachnophobia for example, can easily feel lovable and fully accepted by other people and that his business success is easy and his future will be bright. His phobia doesn’t prevent him of feeling that way for himself, it doesn’t undermine his self-esteem. In contrary, when someone for example is afraid and feels embarrassed to approach people of the opposite sex and enter into sexual relationships with them, his problem is psychologically complex though it doesn’t seem intense on the surface.
It is a matter related to his self-esteem, to the fear that he won’t receive love or of being rejected, something that will have further effects upon his confidence and self-esteem. It is generally a high risked matter and “dangerous” for the person’s identity and psychological existence. Those kinds of problems aren’t usually generated because of one and only traumatic experience, but are gradually created over time and covered under many layers which one has to “peel” to get rid of them.
Let me note here that the majority of addictions belong to this category of psychologically complex cases. That is why most times they seem unbeatable. The problem of addiction is not in fact a symptom that unfortunately and because of ignorance the addicted people focus themselves on. It is a complex psychological part behind it that preserves the addiction and makes it an important source of psychological satisfaction (subconscious and self-destructive) in various levels of the human personality. The addictions’ issue will be a special case to be presented in the line of the 2nd level’s applications which will be provided and there we’ll be able to discuss more.
So in the first case, once the Inner Critic examines a suggestion that spiders are harmless for an adult, it will be easily convinced, since this matter is simple and isn’t related to something else. He easily accepts that the spider is not big enough to harm him. In a different case however, a suggestion for example “I easily approach people of opposite sex” is not so simple and has a great risk (psychologically). That is why the Inner Critic needs much more evidence in order to be convinced that it is not in danger and that it can allow the change to happen and forgo its control, because the consequences are much greater for the self from a psychological standpoint.
Unfortunately, for most people the most important issues they have belong to the group of the psychologically complex ones. Those are the issues they want to change in their lives, and that is why the change has to be done both at cognitive and conscious level, in order for the Inner Critic to forgo its stranglehold control. Those of you who have attempted to intervene only at a subconscious level, you may have first-hand experienced the difficulty of it as well as the limited effectiveness of your intervention.
This is the place where Morphogenesis comes and we proceed in your training with the second and more advanced phase of the “Convergence of Psychic Powers” practice, called the “Inner Critic’s Trial”. It aims to its alteration in order the desired changes not to be blocked.
This technique is called “Inner Critic’s Trial”….
…The problem is that the inner critic the average person has (i.e. the majority) is a creation of the external environment. No matter how strange it sounds, the inner critic is in fact a foreign program running inside our head. His basic concern isn’t our own genuine goods as individuals, but mainly to preserve the status quo of the environment created him, namely of the society in which we were raised and live. How many times people feel the genuine desire to make a really good choice for themselves but they do not dare to bring it into effect because their inner critic attacks them with fierceness as he highlights the “consequences” in case that choice isn’t approved by the environment they live. Thus, people freeze of fear and their desire fades out. Like we’ve said of course, the solution isn’t not to have an inner critic, but to have…
…whoever wants to work more analytically and intensively with its installation, may find a procedure-technique of installing the Higher Inner Critic that is given separately at the end of this lesson…
…The power of the “Inner Critic’s Trial” technique is indicated by weakening it using its own weapons. You force it to compromise and deliver its authority willing or not (that’s the beauty of this technique).
The technique is as follows…
…You mention an incident where the Inner Critic obviously undermined you. For instance, you wanted to go to a social event and it told you that you don’t have the prestige of the people attending it and it would better not to go in order to avoid the risk of being compared and find yourself in a disadvantageous position…
…the Inner Critic will be activated and being emotionally charged, will start to blame you and defend his position, believing that he acted properly. It may say things like, “you know you don’t deserve and that the only thing you would achieve is to embarrass yourself”, “no one would speak to you and those who would do it, they would do it by mercy and once they’d find the chance they would leave you alone”. This is exactly what we want, the Inner Critic to get emotionally involved and present its arguments (meaning its hidden toxic beliefs).
Don’t you worry at all·it will do it anyway because this is its nature. The problem with the Inner Critic is that while its arguments are not so reasonable, objective and realistic, are so powerful because they have emotional power. And that is because when they were created they were probably based on some traumatic experience of great emotional intense (episodic memory), and on this memory other similar beliefs were built as well….
…Of course, you must not also forget that you don’t emotionally confute the old Inner Critic (you don’t fight it where it is powerful, but where it is weak), but you remind it steadily its obligation generated by the…
…The teaching of the forces of Light and of course of Morphogenesis, which is an integral part of that teaching, stresses with great emphasis that the final change on something, comes in completion only with the establishment of this change in the external world of action, even if it is the final part of the process, and, before that, the inner change must befall…
…We should notice at this point, that this old Inner Critic was created in order to protect the inner child from the dangers of the external environment, but unfortunately the way it learned to do this (violent imposition of the inner child and limitation) is not the best.
This is where the key of why this technique works super effectively, is. The Inner Critic has learned in all its life to take orders and to be formed by “external centers of power”, by the various “important” people of its life (parents, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, friends, etc) and then to wield authority upon the inner world (inner child). Remember what we’ve said before; due to the fact that the inner critic has been created by the external environment, he hastens to “protect” this environment and preserve the present status quo of the things. Thus, by this technique, we bring it back to…
…The big mistake would be someone to try a head-on conflict with the Inner Critic in emotional level, namely, for example, while he feels bad psychologically, to not recognize that, but in contrary, to try to suppress the emotion, through a seemingly “positive method”, putting pressure on him and affirming that “I am happy, I feel all right now” in a desperate attempt not to feel the pressure of the Inner Critic.
Working with your Inner Critic is one of the most difficult and demanding procedures for personal development and needs many skills, as well as a congruent knowledge to perform it effectively in total.
Through Morphogenesis, you have received considerable knowledge towards this direction and the only thing you have to do is put it in practice…
…Below the second part of this lesson is given, which is the installation of the new Higher Inner Critic. As we have already said, one can work on this either together with the Inner Critic’s Trial technique, or independently. In both cases the benefits are great.